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Daily Gratitude – April 22, 2013

April 22, 2013 – I am grateful for a quick change in situation. Proof that surrender works and that shifting perspective can change an entire situation. A good lesson for me with respect to my need to be in control and to orchestrate everything. Sometimes things work out better if I sit back and let if all unfold. Grateful.

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Daily Gratitude – April 21, 2013

April 21, 2013 – I am grateful to be stepping out of my comfort zone and dreaming about possibilities. And now to put dreams into action.

You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

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Daily Gratitude – April 20, 2013

April 20, 2013 – I am grateful for a fun night with old friends. It’s incredible to think back to when we all met and to see how far we’ve come and to know we can always count on one another wherever life takes us. PPL, my bought-and-paid-fors. 🙂

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Daily Gratitude – April 19, 2013

April 19, 2013 – I am grateful for stepping out of my comfort zone and embracing fear. Who knows where it will lead. I just know it beats being stagnant. Ending today with a feeling of empowerment and relief.

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Daily Gratitude – April 18, 2013

April 18, 2013 – I am grateful for my parents’ health. Here’s praying for a long and healthy life for them. I want them to get to see their grandkids grow up. And I’m extra grateful for E&N tonight since as much as it is a big commitment for my parents to help raise E&N, it is this very responsibility that contributes to my parents’ overall good health because it keeps them active and engaged.

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Daily Gratitude – April 2 – 17, 2013

Life has been fairly topsy-turvy the past few weeks. Hence the silence on the blog. And now I have two weeks of backlog for my gratitude posts (not to mention an unintentional and long hiatus from blogging). I’m back…and starting with a gratitude catch-up.

April 2, 2013 – I am grateful for friends who are more like family because they care so much. Kirstie, Laura, Jan, Theresa: this one’s for you.

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April 3, 2013 – I am grateful that E has inherited the trait of sheer determination. He makes me proud beyond belief.

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April 4, 2013 – I am grateful to know when patience is required. As a friend said, I may have lost the battle, but I haven’t lost the war. Time will show all. Now to make it through the days with patience and faith.

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April 5, 2013 – I am grateful for new friends who care and provide support. Deb, this one is for you.

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April 6, 2013 – I am grateful to trust that the challenges of today will make me stronger in the future. And mainly because I know I can’t punch in the face those who are causing grief. (I’m working on the return to positive me.)

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April 7, 2013 – I am grateful for spirituality. It really does help ease burdens.

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April 8, 2013 – I am grateful my nephews help me accept and adapt to change. Even when it involves them.

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April 9, 2013 – I am grateful to have some semblance of my positive attitude back. I feel much more empowered in this state of mind.

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April 10, 2013 – I am grateful for powerful role models for when I need words of wisdom from someone whose struggles have been much greater.

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April 11, 2013 – I am grateful to trust everything happens for our greatest good. This is what’s getting me through the days.

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April 12, 2013 – I am grateful for unwavering love and support from Craig, my mom, and forever friend Kirstie.

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April 13, 2013 – I am grateful for a day of pure, unbridled fun with the loves of my life: E&N &C

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April 14, 2013 – I am grateful to know true love.

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April 15, 2013 – I am grateful to know I am making a difference and hence the smile. Screw the certain someone who thinks bonds like these can be broken by insecurity and jealousy.

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April 16, 2013 – I am grateful for friends who remind me of the things I can’t see. How fortunate I am to have friends whose love I can feel no matter the distance. Susanne and Kirstie, this one is for you.

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April 17, 2013 – I am grateful for people who stand by me to help me take the important steps on the path of change. Susanne, Kirstie, Maureen, Laura – this one’s for you.

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Daily Gratitude – April 1, 2013

April 1, 2013 – I am grateful for a great day with my nephews – breakfast (along with mom/grandma), homework (yes, even on holidays), Easter egg hunt (belated), snowshoeing (thanks Jan and Laura for lending your snowshoes so the boys could enjoy the beautiful weather), visit with the baby nephew (who is already fiercely independent at not-quite 17 months), shopping (N needed new rain boots – my nephews are growing like weeds!), creative play (spy game Hot Wheels, and building wooden race cars), and yummy supper (with C).

An extra dose of gratitude today for having some really good people in my corner: Kirstie, Jan, Laura, and Theresa – special shout-outs to the four of you for your love, support, and friendship. I am blessed.

And in addition to a quoto for this gratitude message, I am also sharing a Makes Me Think story:

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Daily Gratitude – March 31, 2013

March 31, 2013 – I am grateful for a great last day of March. C and I had a great time at the climbing gym followed by some chores around the house and a fabulous meal. I’m ready to face April with a skip in my step and a smile on my face.IMG_1872

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Daily Gratitude – March 30, 2013 (Belatedly Posted)

March 30, 2013 – I am grateful for time with my Clark-side nieces and nephew today. And not just because they’re so darn cute. I’m also grateful to have an awesome mother-in-law. 🙂IMG_1460

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Daily Gratitude – March 29, 2013 (Belatedly Posted)

March 29, 2013 – I am grateful for a commitment to ongoing fitness. I returned to my indoor climbing gym today and discovered that although I haven’t climbed indoors in almost two years, all my other activities have made me strong enough to pick-up where I left off (plus, I climbed outdoors a significant amount last summer). The best part of this awareness is the confirmation that I’m on the right path in terms of ensuring I can keep up with my husband and nephews in the years to come. I just gotta keep on moving. 🙂

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